Here is another story received from a school mom.
My daughter had been asking me for quite some time to teach her how to sew. We decided on making something simple so she could learn. We made microwavable heating pads. Not only did She learn to use the sewing machine but she also learned to safely use a hot iron, to measure and cut fabric, to use measuring cups to fill the hot socks as we called them. She also had experience with selling the product. What valuable life skills were learned through this project! We enjoyed it very much!
One of our student products was a Beautiful Tin filled with cookie cutters that told the Christmas Story. Here is a letter that the students received from one of his customers:
I hope you're enjoying your break from school so far. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you something kindof exciting happening in my neighborhood that I think you'll appreciate. We have neighbors who are a family of immigrants from a communist country, and we're working hard to develop our friendship with them. I gave them one of your cookie cutter tins as an early Christmas present, and I just got a text message inviting us over to bake cookies with them this afternoon. It might seem like a small thing, but I'm super excited to have this opportunity to share the true meaning of Christmas with them. As they are eager to learn all they can about American traditions and holidays, your cookie cutters will present the perfect opportunity to connect the holiday celebration with the year-round life-long importance of Jesus' birth. Maybe they'll receive more than just some good cookies! :) I thought you'd appreciate knowing that your seats-and-eats project is having a bigger impact on the community than just raising money for our school. Thanks for following through on a great idea!
Wishing you a restful break and a very joyful Christmas,
Below is a letter from one of our school moms.
Thanks for organizing that day, it was very successful in so many ways! Steph has learned so much through this process and is enjoying her peek into the generosity of the adult world. She sold over $100 in jewelry on Saturday! She was thrilled that folks wanted custom pieces.
She has done her project entirely on her own and has grown as a person because of it. She is learning to shop on a budget, to price her items reasonably, to manage her time, to give without receiving, and to talk to people with confidence that she does not know. These are only a few...
Thank you so much!
The students of LMS - Hershey Campus were given $25 the first week of November. They were asked to use their God given gifts and talents to go out and multiply it. We pray that the students will recognize their value in God's plan, show them that they have God given gifts and abilities and to remind them that God wants us to get involved with what He is doing. God has equipped each of us with something. He knows the value of that something, do we? To some, it might look like we are raising money for bleachers and table, but the truth is, the better equipped that our school can be, the more students that we can reach with the Gospel. Let's go change our world!